When I posted on Tuesday, I understood what I was doing. When I come to post today, WordPress have changed EVERYTHING, and I really mean EVERYTHING, and I have no clue. There’s just this blank page with no apparent controls. How do I add images? No clue.
So, there’s my whinge.
Let’s see how much of a mess I can make of this.
Hopefully, here are some plants on the Nature Table. See how many you can identify.
1 Edited to add
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Goldilocks’ – short lived half-hardy perennials that are grown as annuals in the UK. Sometimes called Gloriosa Daisies. Grown from seed sown this spring. ‘Goldilocks’ has a Fleuroselect Gold Medal.
2 Edited to add
Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Herbstsonne’ AGM. The cultivar name means ‘Autumn Sun’. This is a robust clump-forming perennial, with a long flowering period.
Here’s a closer look
3 Edited to add:
Don’t try eating this. It’s poisonous.
Aconitum napellus flowers for ages, with these gorgeous royal blue flowers. Just put it at the back of the border, and not in the salad.
4 Edited to add:
Clematis ‘Arabella’ AGM. This is a non-climbing scrambling clematis. We saw it early in the season when it started flowering, and it’s still going strong.
5 Edited to add:
Sorghum nigrum, Black Millet. An annual grass that is grown round the world as a food crop. It also deserves its place in a mixed border, and I’ll see whether we can save seed.
6 Here’s something different. I’ll tell you that the plant is a fuchsia. It’s the caterpillar I’m interested in.
Edited to add:
Yes, these are the caterpillars of the Elephant Hawk Moth, and apparently they like fuchsias. The adult is spectacular. Look it up.
Here’s another one
I’m going to quit there while I’m nearly ahead.
Next week, Tuesday Treats will be back on Tuesday as normal, and with some of the lovely images that have come in following my plea!
Good luck with these!
Edited to add: So, how did you get on? Treat yourself to a lovely chocolate biscuit.